Completed December 2021
Waterford West is a suburb in the City of Logan, Queensland. It’s home to Waterford West State Primary School, which has over 600 students from Prep through to Year 6, where 12 per cent of the students have an Indigenous background and 32 per cent have a language background other than English.
This school is the first Queensland recipient of a Food Ladder hydroponic greenhouse system, an initiative made possible thanks to the support of leading non-bank lender Resimac. The system will teach the students about horticulture, food security and nutrition.
The system will be incorporated into the year 5 curriculum and the students will be charged with running and looking after the greenhouse. The school tuckshop will also be using the fresh produce in the lunches they offer, providing a complete paddock-to-plate experience for the students.
In December 2021, the greenhouse at Waterford West was complete, and we had a launch event at the school with parents, Resimac representatives Susan Hansen and Janelle Packman, and Deputy Mayor John Raven from the Logan City Council
Resimac will be working with Food Ladder to implement the greenhouse systems in two more schools across Perth and Sydney in 2022.
Food Ladder acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which this greenhouse is built, the Yuggera, Turrbal, Yugarabul, Jagera and Yugambeh peoples. We celebrate the diversity of Aboriginal peoples and their ongoing cultures and connections to the lands and waters of Queensland. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging and acknowledge the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people that contributed to the development of this resource.